Have you wanted to learn how to use your smart phone or learn how to use your computer to its full capacity?

This has now been made easier with the Be Connected initiative, empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world.

Featuring online learning resources and a network of community partners, Be Connected offers support to develop not only your skills, but your confidence.

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Australians with low internet skills can often feel isolated from their community and family at a time in their lives when feeling connected is increasingly important. Be Connected aims to change this through a family and community centred approach by supporting organisations that are committed to digital inclusion and supporting older people to bridge the digital divide.

Through online resources you can expand your digital understanding of:

  • safety online
  • sharing interests and hobbies
  • connecting with old friends
  • keeping up to date with news around the world
  • shopping online.

Learn at your own pace with a variety of free courses. Start with the absolute basics such as What is a computer, or What is a smartphone, or if you are already a more advanced user, learn about Using the cloud or Fun things to do with your photos

Be Connected can help you or your family members become an active member of the online community, access more information and stay in touch with family and friends.

Browse the topic library on the Be Connected website.

You can also find local help such as community partners in your area who deliver training sessions and community support.